Crosby Clippers will Rock the Bald at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

For $25,000 in donations, Laurie Crosby will go bald By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2019) – The numbers are staggering. Each year, the parents of about 15,300 kids will hear the words “Your child has cancer,” according to the Childhood Cancer Statistics. Laurie Crosby was one of those parents. Twelve years ago, … Read more

Free self defense class offered to Thornton Township women

Saturday, March 16, 8:30am–12:00pm by Melanie Jongsma RIVERDALE, Ill. (March 9, 2019) – Thornton Township and One Light Self Defense are partnering to offer a class for women throughout Thornton Township: Empowerment through Self Defense. The class will be held at 14323 S. Halsted in Riverdale, Illinois. Participants will learn simple and proven techniques for: … Read more

IDHS launches for individuals with gambling disorder

Website expands access to treatment and recovery resources information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Resources CHICAGO, Ill. (March 4, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced the launch of a statewide website to provide access to treatment and recovery for those impacted by gambling disorder. The website,, will … Read more

March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month

information provided by Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 4, 2019) – As a record number of tornado outbreaks in December clearly demonstrated, severe weather can happen at any time of the year. To help people better prepare for weather emergencies, IEMA and local emergency management agencies will be promoting Severe Weather Preparedness Month … Read more

Governor Pritzker appointed to Council of Governors

information provided by the Office of the Governor WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 25, 2019) — Governor JB Pritzker was appointed to the Council of Governors, a 10-member bipartisan panel that advises the federal government on matters of national security, homeland security, disaster response, and the National Guard. “As the largest state in the Midwest, and as … Read more

Gov. Pritzker takes executive action to strengthen commitment to ending HIV epidemic

information provided by the Office of the Governor ROCKFORD, Ill. (February 5, 2019) — Surrounded by healthcare providers and HIV prevention advocates at the Winnebago County Health Department on February 1, Governor JB Pritzker took executive action strengthening the state’s commitment to ending the HIV epidemic that has affected nearly 40,000 Illinois residents. “Over the … Read more

IEMA encourages people to prepare for earthquakes

Earthquake drill planned for October 17 information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 5, 2019) – On November 30, 2018, residents of Anchorage, Alaska, experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. To this day, residents continue to experience aftershocks. The event served as a reminder that earthquakes can happen anywhere in the world and … Read more